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Monday, July 27, 2015

Spotlight On . . . Revenge of the Chili Queens

Revenge of the Chili Queens
Kylie Logan

Series: A Chili Cook-off Mystery
Publisher: Berkley 
ISBN: 978-0425262443  
Published: August 2015 
genre: cozy mystery
274 pages plus a chili recipe


format available: ebook, mass market paperback

author's website | Twitter 

About the book:
Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy señoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity.

But someone wasn’t feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it’s up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who’s planning a chili reception for them . . .




Internal use:
First contact: July 20
Facebook group: Cozy Mystery Review Crew

format: print
arrived: July 27
review due: August 10 (TWO places)
Notified group that review is live and link up


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Spotlight On . . . Rooville by Julie Long

Rooville
Julie Long

Publisher: SparkPress 
ISBN: 978-1940716602  
Published: September 2015 
genre: fiction
396 pages


format available: ebook, trade paperback

author's website | Twitter 

About the book:
Even after thirteen years in Southern California, Owen Martin can feel the corners of his squareness still sharply evident. He’s a TV weatherman bored by the beautiful climate. He wants to coach basketball but all the kids play soccer. And he seems to be the only person who thinks a fruit smoothie is a poor substitute for a vanilla shake. When he’s fired from his job, Owen is relieved to head home to Iowa, to the town his ancestors founded and the simple life he knew before his father died. He can’t predict the atmospheric pressure he's about to encounter, which, as any meteorologist knows, is the key catalyst for change. . . .

In his absence, Martinville has become the center of the Transcendental Meditation movement and host to all things alternative. There are golden domes for mass meditations, a vegan café where the burger joint stood, and all the shop doors around Town Square now face east. But far worse than anything is the danger to the Martin family farm. In a town divided between “Regulars” and “Roos” (gurus), Owen is clear where he stands until he falls for a levitator instead of the down-to-earth girl he had in mind. With old customs and open-mindedness clashing like warm and cold fronts, Owen gets caught in a veritable tornado. Can he save the farm, get the girl, and reunite the town? Maybe . . . if he’s willing to embrace a change in the weather.




Internal use:
First contact: June 18
Janay/BookSparks

format: print
arrived: June 30 
review due: September 8 
Notified Janay that review is live:


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